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Food Diary (November 03, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with banana, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Lentils in Mexican spiced yogurt sauce with spinach polenta
Dinner: Sourdough toast
Baking/sweets: No bake chocolate coconut oat squares
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There is no shortage of research on what foods are best for us. Most research is probably useful in their own special ways but if we followed all the advise we run the risk of dying from stress, amongst other things. I am guessing the key is in filtering and prioritizing the research. Now to add to further confusion, here is a summary of an important aspect which is rarely mentioned – maintaining a properly alkalized body. If our bodies are too acidic, symptoms include
- digestive issues such as excess stomach acid, gastritis and ulcers
- unhealthy skin, nails and hair
- teeth and mouth issues such as loose teeth, sensitive gums and mouth ulcers
- symptoms affecting eyes, head and general body such as headaches, low body temperature (feels cold) and leg cramps and spasms,
· nerves and emotions such as low energy, constant fatigue and being continually depressed with a loss of joy and enthusiasm and excessive nervousness.
“The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause…too much tissue acid waste in the body!” – Dr. Theodore A. Baroody in his remarkable book Alkalize or Die
How do we fix this? Our typical diet consists mostly of acidifying foods (proteins, cereals, sugars). Alkaline foods such as fruits and vegetables are often eaten in much smaller quantities; not enough to neutralize the excess of acidifying foods we consume. Common habits like tobacco, coffee, tea and alcohol are extremely acidifying.
Our body is approximately 20 percent acidic and 80 percent alkaline; it is recommended that we consume approximately 20 percent acidic foods and 80 percent alkaline foods. This is not about lemons and oranges being acidic as they are to begin with. Foods are either acidifying or alkalizing. A list of acid or alkaline foods is available here. Examples of most acidic foods include peanuts, chickpeas, white rice and rice. Examples of most alkaline foods include onion, sweet potato, lemon, olive oil and breast milk.
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